News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    Strengthening the Social and Solidarity Economy in Thailand

    19 July 2023

    Three universities discussed the formation of a consortium on the SSE in Thailand and an event featured the potential for the SSE model to achieve the SDGs through social innovation.

  2. News

    Harnessing the Potential of the Social and Solidarity Economy in Mongolia

    17 July 2023

    The booth on social and solidarity economy at the World SME Day Expo 2023 explored ways to improve understanding of the social and solidarity economy in Mongolia, to strengthen its contribution to sustainable development in line with the country’s long-term development policy.

  3. News

    COOP Unit participates in the ILO’s 8th Regulating Decent Work research conference

    12 July 2023

    The 8th RDW Conference in 2023 took place at the ILO in Geneva between July 10-12, 2023. It addressed the impact of interconnected crises, COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, conflicts, and disruptions to global supply chains, on the world of work.

  4. News

    Improved statistics will strengthen global cooperative movement

    30 June 2023

    An international conference has explored ways that more robust and consistent statistical measures can shape better policies and interventions for cooperatives and help their contribution to sustainable development be properly recognized.

  5. News

    In Lebanon ILO PROSPECTS organizes a business plan competition to select social and solidarity economy entities that will benefit from technical and financial assistance

    26 June 2023

    The business plan competition took place on 19-21 June 2023 with the participation of 37 SSE projects that aim to create decent jobs for vulnerable host communities and Syrian refugees to bring about changes in their communities.

  6. News

    ILO shares its work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy in Korea and strengthens cooperation with Korean partners

    26 June 2023

    The mission members shared the ILO’s work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy and explored avenues to further strengthen collaboration with related Korean institutions, universities, and cooperative partners.

  7. News

    ILO holds third regional advisory committee to share updates on strengthening the social and solidarity economy in Asia project

    21 June 2023

    The project’s national researchers and regional advisory committee members exchanged around the progress of the research on the social and solidarity economy in Cambodia, Mongolia, Thailand, and Vietnam on 9 June 2023.

  8. News

    ILO Office for Japan supports a special dialogue session on the future of the social and solidarity economy in Tokyo

    21 June 2023

    On the 17 June 2023, the Institute for Solidarity-based Society (Rengo Institute) at Hosei University, with the support of the ILO Office for Japan, held a public lecture on 'Special Dialogue Session: The Future of the SSE” in Tokyo, Japan.

  9. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Chiara Carini, Senior Researcher at the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (EURICSE), and Massimo Lori, Senior Researcher at the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)

    20 June 2023

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, the ILO interviewed Chiara Carini, Senior Researcher at the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (EURICSE), and Massimo Lori, Senior Researcher at the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT). They work together on the Italian case as part of the ILO’s initiative on advancing the Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives.

  10. News

    COOP-FENAMUTRA: Dominican Republic

    12 June 2023

    COOP-FENAMUTRA is a service cooperative that was born on January 27, 2021, from an initiative of the Fenamutra National Union of Homeworkers (UNFETRAH), IDWF affiliate, in the Dominican Republic.